How the "Tell your Story" cards can be used

How to play? Few ideas here VIDEO

For introduction during the training

  • Number of participants: unlimited
  • Materials to be used: Tell your Story cards (in Latvian or English, as appropriate)
  • Instruction 1: each participant takes one card, discuss answers in couples, then change couple and do the same with another person.
  • Instruction 2: each participant takes one card, discuss answers in couples, after talking exchange cards and go to find another person and do the same again - exchange after talking.
  • Benefits: introduction of group members, creates relaxed atmosphere, helps to find common interests, helps to open up and encourages to speak up and express yourself and know other people better.

For empathy training

  • Number of participants: unlimited
  • Materials to be used: Tell your Story cards (in Latvian or English, as appropriate)
  • Instructions: each participant takes one card, but the answer is not about himself, but about any other participant from the group (better the one who is not well known).
  • Benefits: empathy training, see person from other perspective, team - building.

For improvisation theater

  • Number of participants: unlimited
  • Materials to be used: Tell your Story cards (in Latvian or English, as appropriate)
  • Instructions: take one card and play sketch about this topic.
  • Benefits: gives more themes for sketch.

In psychological consultation

    • Number of participants: individual consultation
    • Materials to be used: Tell your Story cards (in Latvian or English, as appropriate)
    • Instructions: today we start our conversation with a game. Cards will help us. Choose one of the questions without looking at them.
    • Benefits: promotes trust and creates relaxed atmosphere, helps to open up and encourages to speak up and express yourself.

    Method for career counselling

      • Number of participants: unlimited
      • Materials to be used: Tell your Story cards (in Latvian or English, as appropriate)
      • Instructions: select the necessary questions before consultation (for example, “Tell us what motivates you”); at the beginning of consultation ask to select a card and start conversation. Cards are played, if necessary, as the specialist decides.
      • Benefits: promotes trust and evaluation of your strengths, coaching questions help to direct conversation to topics such as career and growth, student’s answers may be appropriately linked with the aim of the consultation.

      Game during instructional classes at school

        • Number of participants: unlimited
        • Materials to be used: Tell your Story cards
        • Instructions: each student selects one card and goes to another student to work in pairs. Each member of the pair asks the other member of the pair a question written on his or her card and after answering they exchange cards. Then the student goes to a new member and repeats the previous scenario.
        • Benefits: to get to know and understand each other better, team-building.

        Game for a classroom party “Secret classmate and detective”

        • Number of participants: unlimited
        • Materials to be used: Tell your Story cards
        • Instructions: all students sit in a circle. One volunteer leaves the class, so he or she would not hear what others talk. The group selects one person to talk about. Each of the participants selects a card. When the volunteer comes in, participants start answering consecutively to the card questions not about themselves but about the selected person. The volunteer must try to guess (he or she may guess at any moment but only twice) which is the person in the group they are talking about. When the volunteer guesses right, the game can go on with another volunteer and another selected person.
        • Benefits: to get to know and understand each other better, have fun.

        Method for language learning at school

        • Number of participants: unlimited
        • Materials to be used: Tell your Story cards (in Latvian or English, as appropriate)
        • Instructions: all students select one card. They read the question in Latvian and then translates it into the necessary language, and answers to the question in the specific language.
        • Benefits: language learning through play, in an interesting way (which in turn promotes motivation), builds an extensive vocabulary, students get to know each other better.

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